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While it was a stormy week to say the least it was Hustlers that are blowing away their Premier Division opponents.
In Division 1 Nan's Rams sucked Sheepbridge into their raging Tornado and sent them crashing to earth battered and torn in their top of Division 1 title showdown.
A second half whirlwind from CWC B changed swung tide in their top of the table battle against McSwiggan's in Division 2.
Hustlers are one of the in form teams at the minute with the legendary Mickey Cunningham kicking his team into shape every week and ready for battle, having dropped only a single point so far this season and that was to Premier Division Champions CWC A.
Orchard Bar look strong this season and have had some good results so far. Nigel Malcomson and Noel Brown look like good additions to the Orchard squad and have proved already they're no pushover.
Ciaran O'Neill missed the first few league games but he's flying now and one of the best young players in the league put Hustlers in the lead when he beat a Charlie Broughton with 2 league wins already under his belt.
Damien Kearney is a new man this season. He was always a good potter and the new 'No cushion' rule is perfect for him. He was far too good for Nigel Malcomson and Kearney took his new record to 4 wins from 4 league games and 2-0 for Hustlers.
Philip Murphy was cruising and with 2 shots and a black at his mercy he fouled by not potting or hitting a cushion and PJ McDaniel punished to make it 2-1.
Shane McAllister has had mixed fortunes so far and he let Mervyn Kernaghan tie up the match at 2-2.
Damien McArdle is blazing a trail and playing some of the best pool in the Premier Division. New comer Noel Brown just had no answer as 'Diddles' McArdle improved his new record to 4 wins from 4 to give Hustlers a 3-2 advantage.
The visiting Hustlers took a massive frame when Billy O'Neill made it 4-2. Brendy Devlin is a cracking player but O'Neill got the breaks Hustlers ensured the minimum of a point.
Kevin Magee came into this one with 3 wins from 3 but David Cromie loves nothing more than upsetting the odds and a good old battle. Cromie finished well and the game was on a knife edge as Orchard closed the gap to 4-3.
Mary Cunningham was due on last but alas the winless Cathal McCoy stepped in to play the decider against very tricky Lee Irvine. The frame went the full distance and a re-spot was needed. Irvine won the lag and McCoy left the Orchard ace a tricky black. Lee Irvine looked like he was going to be the Orchard hero when he potted the black but when the white dropped in McCoy couldn't believe his luck and took both points back to Bellinis Bar. It was McCoy's first win of the league so it was a good night all round for him.
Result 5-3 Hustlers.
CWC A crushed pointless Bears 7-1 to stay joint top with Hustlers.
Michael Feenan broke and cleared as he inspired Whitecross to their 1st league points of the season. Cathal Phelan, Michael Feenan, Martin O'Callaghan, Noel Donaldson and Shane Phelan put Whitecross 5-0 up. Colm Shields, Robbie White and Niall McQuillan winning the final 3 frames for Ballyholland to make the scoreline a respectable 5-3.
Dan's A fell further behind the leaders after their South Armagh derby game with Trainor's of Camlough.
Tommy Mooney v Barney Preece promised to be the highlight of the match-ups. Two quality players that didn't disappoint. It was Trainor's captain Mooney that finally ended Barney Preece's 100% winning record. It was a gamble moving Preece down the team sheet and it didn't pay off. Mooney lost his 1st league game against Orchard Bar but has now won his last 3.
Michael Green had a good win over the experienced potting machine Declan Finnegan to level at 1-1.
Jimmy McVerry as yet to pick up a league win for Dan's and it was Mickey Nugent that inflicted his 3rd defeat for 2-1 Trainor's.
Niall McVerry picked up his 3rd league win on the trot to make it 3-1 Trainor's when Tony McElroy lost his 3rd game out of the 3 he's played.
Brendan McNally was playing his 1st league game and it showed when potting sensation Seamus McVerry reduced the arrears to 3-2 with his 3rd win of the campaign.
Noel Bradley took his tally to 2 wins from 4 against Niall O'Hagan with some good pool. 4-2 and Trainor's looked to be coasting.
Liam Bradley on his host table was taking on James O'Hagan in one of the best match-ups of the night. Bradley had won all 3 of his league games so far while former individual champion James O'Hagan was 2 wins from 3. It was the Dan's legend O'Hagan that took the frame and end Bradley's 100% record and now it was game on at 4-3 Trainor's.
Mark Trainor v Ryan O'Hare was never going to be a high quality affair and by all accounts thats the way it played out. Both missed chances but it was O'Hare that salvaged a draw for Dan's but even with the point they are now 3 points off the leaders.
In Division 1 Nan's Rams hosted the mouth watering top of the table clash with Sheepbridge. This game promised to be a cracker between to very experienced sides but it turned out to be a damp squib.
Jimmy O'Hare took on natural potter Seanie Markey and it was O'Hare that upset the odds to take the opener for Nan's.
Pat McClenaghan is in unstoppable form of late and he beat Brendan Markey to make it 2 zip.
Dermot Lonergan is a top player and the former Orchard cueist made it 2-1 after his defeat of Seamus Morgan. Game on now surely.
Mark Pentony beat another top Sheepbridge player Ciaran Morgan Senior to make it 3-1.
Malachy Maguire is lethal this season and he made it 4-1 when he stuffed Barry Duffy.
Leigh McAlinden wrapped up the 2 points with little fuss when he made it 5-1. Daniel McCarthy was never going to trouble McAlinden.
Andrew Chan rolled in no.6 and Mark Maguire made it 7-1 as the bowling alley side crumbled like 10 pins hit by 100mph demolition ball. Tom McManus and Gwyn Trainor the last two Sheepbridge victims.
The 'One Year Only' McGuigan's side might be just a lovely long lost Premier Division memory but this seasons McGuigan's B team has more than 1 or 2 familiar faces.
The Division 1 side were taking on Foresters A and a former Premier Division player Martin Conroy has been coaxed out of retirement and looks the business. He took the 1st for McGuigan's B when he beat a talented Kieran Loughran.
Sean Monaghan doubled the lead when he beat Ruairi White.
John Allen beat former McCoys bar players John 'Hogey' Hogan to make it 2-1.
Mike McArdle had a decent season in the Premier last term and a good run to the final night of the Pairs. He will do well in Division 1 and it was he that made it 3-1 McGuigan's by beating a tough Hugh McGrath.
Gerard McGuigan had a really bad time last year in the Premier and he's lost a few in Division 1 but he made it 4-1 by beating Josh McKeown.
It was all over at 5-1 as this very powerful McGuigan's stormed to the tape. Paul McAreavey was a very good Premier player with McGuigan's and he hammered Jimmy Magee for the 2 points.
Austy Gilbraith was drafted into the McGuigan's team sheet but he lost out to a superb Chris McKeown he pulled it back to 5-2.
Damien 'Bud' Flanagan is another Premier star and he will more than hold his own in Division 1. John McClorey had no answer to Bud's superior potting and 6-2 was a result that won't have shocked too many.
Boyds slipped as they had hoped to keep pace with the league leaders.
Ray McMahon put Boyds 1 up but Barry Smith and Stephen Cunningham reversed the scores for 2-1 St. Monnina.
Andrew Mackin made it 3-1 to the Saints but Boyds hit back through JP Lennon for 3-2.
Conor McQuid put Monnina on the hill at 4-2 but Kevin Lennon ensured it would go to the final frame when he made it 4-3.
Paddy Hughes lost his deciding frame dual last week but he was the hero on Thursday night when he took home the brace of points for a 5-3 win.
In Division 2 CWC B trailed against McSwiggan's on home turf and looked to be slipping behind the leaders.
Johnny Irwin put the visitors 1 up by beating Cailim McParland in the process.
Emmett McParland levelled seeing off Joe Finnegan.
Henry McLoughlin and the talented Stephen Wylie fired McSwiggan's 3-1 up. Super players Tommy Rooney and last week's hero Chris Cunningham unable to stop the visitors.
Raymond Sands started the comeback when he beat McSwiggan's captain Gary Cregan for 3-2.
Kieran Cunningham left it a level match at 3-3 when he beat Drew Connolly. Captain Barry Kelland put CWC B in the lead for the first time when he squeezed past Ryan Lennon for 4-3 to the hosts.
Paul Kelland was the hero when he kept CWC right in the title hunt after he beat Tiernan O'Hare. The 5-3 win for CWC B was sweet especially since they trailed 3-1.